Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The largest of the several churches serving the homosexual community is the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, founded in 1968 in Los Angeles by Pentecostal minister Troy Perry.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1975 107 80 17,729
1976 139 72 20,731
1977 153 92 23,012
1978 157 118 25,520
1980 166 148 28,700
1981 183 180 30,000
1983 207 185 32,000
1984 217 200 33,500
1985 266 230 34,000
1989 271 195 22,296
1990 304 195 25,076
1992 296 291 30,000
1996 - 285 46,000
1998 372 300 44,000
2006 425 115 15,666

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]